Ordinances Passed and High School Football Teams Honored at Wyckoff Town Council Meeting

At the latest Wyckoff Town Council meeting, several ordinances were passed, and the Ramapo High School and White C Raiders senior football teams were recognized for their successful 2023 seasons. These actions took center stage as Council members also addressed routine administrative matters and acknowledged the retirement of long-serving Township registrar, Mary Ellen Taff.

The meeting began with a proclamation honoring the Ramapo High School football team, read by Mayor Thomas J. Madigan. The proclamation highlighted the team’s victories and accomplishments throughout the 2023 season, inviting the athletes upfront for applause and photographs. Following this, a proclamation for the White C Raiders senior football team was read out in recognition of their success in the 2023 Northern Bergen Jr Football League Super Bowl. The council lauded the team’s performance, coaching staff, and the community support they had received.

The heart of the meeting was the consideration and adoption of several ordinances. Ordinance number 1995, which sought to modify zoning regulations to encourage the construction of affordable housing and accommodate different types of residential development, was adopted following a public hearing. Similarly, ordinance number 1996, aimed at amending the township’s zoning code to reflect previously adopted changes, was also passed after a public hearing.

Furthermore, the council approved Ordinance 1999, setting the rate of compensation for officers and Town Hall employees for 2024, and Ordinance 2000, fixing the salaries and compensation of the paid Department of Public Works employees for 2024 and 2025. Lastly, Ordinance 2001, which sought to amend chapter 177 vehicles and traffic article 3 truck exclusions to exempt certain vehicles, was adopted.

The meeting also covered routine administrative matters such as the approval of the December 5, 2023 work session and business meeting minutes and the consent agenda. It included the appointment of Anna Koschat as the new Township registrar, succeeding the retiring Mary Ellen Taff, authorization of vouchers and payment of bills, and budget transfers.

Councilmember Timothy E. Shanley mentioned the recent meeting of the Ramapo Indian Hills board, while Councilmember Scott A. Fisher congratulated Joseph Vanderplatt on passing the certified public works managers course and state exam. Councilmember Rudolf E. Boonstra reported on various board meetings and expressed his gratitude to Mary Ellen Taff for her service. Councilmember Peter Melchionne highlighted the activities of the fire department and DPW, and Mayor Madigan acknowledged the football teams and the upcoming Ramapo championship.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.

Mayor:
Thomas J. Madigan
City Council Officials:
Rudolf E. Boonstra, Timothy E. Shanley, Peter Melchionne, Scott A. Fisher

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